Looking for an Impactful Internship?
CWC is looking for motivated college and high school students to participate in a limited number of internships each quarter and semester. Non-students looking to gain new skills or contribute their efforts towards CWC goals are also welcome to apply as volunteers to the organization.
We work with each intern to create a unique experience that meets their career goals and furthers CWC’s mission. Each intern is paired with a CWC staff member who will guide and mentor them to achieve their goals. Interns gain hands-on experience both in an office setting and in the field.
Available CWC Internship Positions
River Restoration Internship
The Coastal Watershed Council maintains approximately 3 acres of habitat restoration area along the San Lorenzo River between the Soquel Avenue Bridge and Laurel Street Bridge. In this area, CWC staff and volunteers have planted hundreds of beneficial native plants and removed invasive plants. CWC leads monthly River Health Day events for community members of all ages to volunteer at the restoration site. CWC also leads regular team-building experiences at the restoration area for local companies and community organizations. River Restoration champions will play a critical role in the success of this restoration area through leading maintenance and supporting community engagement and volunteerism.
Environmental Education Internship
We all live in a watershed and we all can make a difference, no matter our age. The Watershed Rangers education program connects, inspires and empowers Santa Cruz County youth to explore and protect their local watersheds through meaningful hands-on learning and action. The Environmental Education Intern supports the Coastal Watershed Council’s Watershed Rangers education program by co-leading activities during after-school programs at Santa Cruz City Schools and community partners. In partnership with local youth organizations, after-school participants engage in hands-on exploration of the San Lorenzo River and take direct action to support the health of the San Lorenzo River and broader Santa Cruz community.